Being Awesome; One Day at a Time

December 1, 2016

Thank you, Cheryl, my coach, mentor and friend, for serving as model of what it means to be a Proud Michigan Educator. ...

Topic: MTOY

MTOY Tracy Horodyski: Proud Michigan Educator

November 1, 2016

We are all teachers. We are all learners. And Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski is thankful and proud to be part of the profession that influences all other professions. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

How to Think and Act Like a Listener

October 6, 2016

For years, Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski thought she had taught students the importance of active listening. But she learned that even though students ”'knew” many things about active listening, they did not have a model in the classroom of someone who truly listened –– ouch. ...

Topic: MTOY

Kicking Off Our Best Year Ever with ‘Ice Ice Baby’

August 23, 2016

Let’s celebrate the more than 100,000 Very Important Teachers getting ready to kick off the 2016-17 school year! ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meet Tracy Horodyski, Michigan’s New Teacher of the Year

August 15, 2016

We talked with Tracy Horodyski, Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2016-17, about her teaching experience and what her goals are for the coming school year. ...

Topic: MTOY

Michigan Educators: 'Whatever It Takes'

May 25, 2016

Rick Joseph ends his time as Michigan Teacher of the Year with a thank you to The Meemic Foundation and a paean to job-embedded professional learning. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Gary Abud Jr.: A Lasting Impression

May 18, 2016

It’s been three years since Gary Abud Jr. was selected as the 2013-14 Michigan Teacher of the Year, and his work in education continues to have a ripple effect that goes well beyond the four walls of his classroom. ...

Topic: MTOY

Paul Galbenski: What My Time as MTOY Meant to Me

May 18, 2016

My time as MTOY was the best year of professional learning that I have ever experienced. Being able to visit classrooms across our great state of Michigan allowed me to learn from outstanding educators and students!

Topic: MTOY

Robert L. Stephenson Builds on MTOY Win

May 17, 2016

2009-10 Michigan Teacher of the Year Robert L. Stephenson reflects on his year as MTOY and what has happened since, including an Emmy-nominated TV series on East Lansing's WKAR. ...

Topic: MTOY

You Matter – Helping LGBT Students

April 26, 2016

As Michigan Teacher of the Year 2016, Rick Joseph travels the state to offer a classroom teacher’s perspective on a variety issues that affect everyone. The plight of students who are LGBTQ is an area of much needed improvement. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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